It’s not purple. It’s Radiant Orchid, the Pantone’s color of the year for 2014, and it’s fabulous. Pantone chose the hue because it “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”
Give your master bedroom a face lift with a brand new color scheme: an aesthetic synthesis of tango red, canary yellow, radiant orchid, and a deep charcoal grey. This moody color palette creates a rustic-contemporary vibe emanating with calm, tranquil energy and eye-catching vintage allure. If your sacred sleeping space needs a makeover and color overhaul, we’ve got design and decor tips that’ll help transform your bedroom into a slumbering oasis full of charm and flair.
The bed typically serves as a decorative focal point, and a patterned comforter is usually what gives the room its distinctive character. Go against the status quo by minimizing the aesthetic effect of the bed and using bold details as the statement pieces. Start by covering the bed with a white queen duvet cover that has delicate pleating for subtle accenting. Keep the bed aesthetically modest with white and grey pillows. Focus on the windows to make your room pop, and paint the windows with tango red drapery. Use thick and dense curtains that meet the floor to enhance its dramatic effects. Don’t hesitate to paint the bedroom walls or opposing walls with radiant orchid or a soft lilac.
A distressed wooden nightstand and dresser in cherry oak or amber walnut creates an organic and vintage aura. A bookshelf also provides opportunities for fun accessorizing. Fill the bookshelf with a library of books horizontally stacked and vertically placed in an arbitrary fashion. Then fill corners of the bookshelf with candles, black and white framed pictures, mini mason jars filled with artificial flowers, and monogrammed block letters. For the nightstand, adorn it with a vintage vase in a yellow canary hue, and arrange it with an assortment of ruby-colored faux flowers and green foliage.
Replace old carpeting with hardwood floors to keep with the rustic-vintage theme. Lay down an oversized patterned rug in deep hues, such as elephant grey or plum, that complement the room’s overall color scheme. Occupy vacant wall space with natural images like pictures of a rainstorm, flower blossoms or gorgeous landscapes to support the alfresco atmosphere of the bedroom. For touches of optimism, bring in lemon-colored pops of color to offset the stylishly somber atmosphere. Look for opportunities to color spaces with canary yellow accents. Lampshades, shapely dishes for jewelry, coffee table books, and cushions on a revived retro chair in bright yellow can all accessorize your bedroom.